Minnesota Landscape Arboretum

3675 Arboretum Blvd.
Chaska, MN 55318- Map It
(612) 301-7587
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Minnesota Landscape Arboretum is .5 mi. w. of jct. SRs 41 and 5 at 3675 Arboretum Blvd. Part of the University of Minnesota, the 1,137-acre arboretum contains trees, shrubs and theme gardens. Highlights include the Oswald Visitor Center, the Bennett/Johnson Prairie and a Japanese waterfall garden. Some 400 varieties of hybrid garden and hardy shrub roses perfume the air during summer at the Palma J. Wilson Rose Garden. The Andersen Horticultural Library, housed in the Snyder Building, is on the grounds. Twenty-four miles of trails traverse the grounds, including a bog area boardwalk suitable for walking, skiing or snowshoeing. A brochure describes a 3-mile driving tour. Guided walking and tram tours are available May to mid-October; tram tour tickets are available in the visitor center. Picnicking is permitted.
$12; free (ages 0-12). Free to all the third Thurs. of the month from 4:30-closing (Apr.-Oct.) and all day every Thurs. (rest of year).
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Hours: Grounds open until 8 p.m. or sunset, whichever is later, Apr.-Oct.; until 4:30 or sunset, whichever is later, rest of year. Visitor center open Mon.-Sat. 8-6, Sun. 10-6, Apr.-Oct.; Mon.-Sat. 8-4:30, Sun. 10-4:30, rest of year. Library open Mon.-Fri. 8-4:30, Sat.-Sun. 11-4:30. Arboretum closed Thanksgiving and Christmas; phone ahead for holiday hours for other facilities.